“A New American Thirteen Inch Globe…”
Engraved Gores
Turned maple stand
Wilson & Sons
Albany New York

James Wilson (1763-1855) was the first commercial globe maker in America.  Starting out as a Vermont farmer, with assistance from Amos Doolittle and Jedediah Morse, Wilson taught himself to produce all of the elements necessary to construct a globe and by 1810 was manufacturing and selling his products.  Around 1815 he moved to Albany NY where he set up a factory with his sons.  His competitive pricing and focus on including much detail as possible in depicting American territories brought him much success.


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